Victoria/Chilliwack – The United Nations reports that half the world’s population is under the age of 25. Youth play a key role in the social, environmental, and technological changes that are rapidly shaping the world we live in.

The next province-wide biennial Cities Fit for Children Summit to be hosted in the City of Chilliwack will highlight the important links between planning and health and showcase ways to support built and natural environments to be places where children and youth can thrive.

Building on the Framework for Recreation in Canada which is the guiding document for public recreation providers, the upcoming Cities Fit for Children Summit, May 11-13, 2020 will engage local governments, health authorities, service providers and committed citizens to come together and share approaches for improving environments and better utilizing natural environments for children, youth and families.

Presenters are invited to apply to speak at the biennial 2020 Cities Fit for Children Provincial Summit. Are you ready to share your knowledge?

The theme of the conference is Healthy Connections – Environments for Thriving Communities. It will highlight the three pillars of the Physical, Social and Virtual environments of communities and celebrate some best case practices in areas of:

  • active transportation,
  • passive green space design,
  • critical thinking on misinformation,
  • the connection between people and animals, and many more.

Here is the Call for Presenters and the Presenter Submission form. If you have any questions please contact Jewel Hand, the Cities Fit For Children Conference Coordinator at or call 604-378-8996.

This engaging and dynamic conference will be hosted by BC Healthy Communities, the Chilliwack Child & Youth Committee, Chilliwack Healthier Community Committee, and the City of Chilliwack.

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